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Sunday, May 26th – 2:30-4:00 pm
Walker Talks! on William Blake

Walker Brents III has been an important aspect of the Bird & Beckett enterprise since he emerged from the stacks of the old store down on Diamond Street (this would have been in at the tail end of the 20th century, just as the new millennium was dawning.) We believe he must have materialized from a box of tattered and dusty books, with strange titles on their worn spines nearly obscured by the passage of time.

Over the course of these twenty years, he has dazzled our patrons with his intellect and insights, pondering as he does the timeless visionary manifestations of such figures as Joan of Arc, William Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, Rainer Maria Rilke, Walt Whitman, Bob Dylan, the creators and propagators of mythological texts and epic tales that include the Kalevala, the story of Layla and Majnun, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and yes, William Blake, whose vision he revisits today.

Please join us, and bring a few dollars to add to the pot so that he may eat and keep the strength required to tell another tale another day.


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